Monday, November 30, 2015

How to Write a Novel; Tips for Writers

Am I qualified to tell you how to write a novel? Technically I am, I just finished my third novel, all three having been written over the last six years during separate NaNoWriMo challenges.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Essential Hand Held Tools

Power tools are a lot of fun, but hand tools are necessary. Hand tools offer precision and fine movement. Which hand tools you need depends on the job, but I'm going to tell you want I use. My projects range from wood working to props and plenty in between.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Fallout Crosscut Table Saw Sled

I needed a cross cut table saw sled, but I wanted something different, and I wanted a challenge. Could I make a Fallout video game inspired sled that looks like it fits the aesthetic? You tell me!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Shop Tip: Undeniable Usefulness of Wire

This is a handy tip  for cord management. If you need to manage multiple cords at one receptacle or coiled wire, extension cord, or rope, you need this tip.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Buy the Most Expensive Vacuum Cleaner

I want to spend as little money as possible, but I also want the best value. I would rather spend $100 for an item that will last me three years than $35 on something that will last one year.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Skyrim Dragon Priest Costume Build

For Halloween 2015 I was Morokei, a Dragon Priest from the video game The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim.
The costume consisted of the mask, robe, armor, and the daggers. How did I do it? Great question, here is the how to.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

NaNoWriMo - Write a Novel in November

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a challenge to write 50,000 words during November.
Be adventurous and write. Even if you just write a short story, that may be something you've never done and that makes you a winner (kind of)!
NaNoWriMo is coming!

Monday, November 2, 2015

Make, Mold, and Cast a Skyrim Dragon Priest Dagger

I wanted to try to mold and cast a prop. For my first casting I decided to also try cold casting which uses metal powder to achieve a genuine metal finish. Building the dagger is relatively cheap, casting is where the project gets expensive.

I will walk you through the project step by step from building the dagger and then molding, casting, and cold casting the Dragon Priest dagger, while listing all the supplies I used.

If you've read my previous blog on Building a Skyrim Shield, you know I really like  the video game The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim,
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